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BARNES WINTER BIRD WATCHING WALK The coldest season is a wonderful time to visit the London Wetlands with the colourful winter birds decked out in their finest plumage. The warden will guide you around the reserve to see the birdlife and give you tips on field-craft and bird ID.


Saturday 10 January 9.30am – 11am; tickets £20.00 plus admission to the Centre. WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT www.wwt.org.uk


ART


SATURDAY 10 JANUARY Wet Yer’ Whistle!


The Will’s Art Warehouse presents its first exhibition of 2015 and describe it as the ‘bright and cheery start to the year!’


Until 4 Feb; open 10.30am-6pm. Will’s Art Warehouse, 180 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1LY


020 8246 4840 www.wills-art.com


ONGOING


Celebrating 25 years in the Village 1989-2014


The exhibition has a selection of paintings by gallery artists,


past and present, including Guido Baragli, Ken Denning, Pascal Magis, Ken Zier and many more.


41 Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5DQ 020 8944 6593


www.wimbledonfineart.com CRAFT


THURSDAYS Knitwits knitting


Join a friendly group, bring along your own knitting, crochet, finger-knitting, swap ideas or just go for a chat. Beginner or expert, everyone is welcome.


Thursdays; 11am-12.30pm; free admission.


NEW YEAR’S EVE Fabulous ways to welcome in 2015


FOR LIVE MUSIC: The Half Moon, Putney: City Funk Orchestra with Noel Mccalla and Louise Clare Marshall plus Funk and Soul DJ’s. www.geronimo-inns.co.uk


FOR DINNER: Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Village: Fine dining with Cannizaro’s New Year’s Eve Dinner www.cannizarohouse.com


Enoteca, Putney: With a glorious menu to choose from, pick a fabulous feast to toast to the New Year. www.enotecaturi.com


FOR COCKTAILS: The Toy Shop, Putney: Crazy cocktails,


food and fizz with entertainers, live music and lots of dancing. www.thetoyshopbar.com


Hemingways, Wimbledon: For the best cocktails; fresh and full of fruit you’ll be feeling fruity for the night! www.hemingwaysbar.co.uk.


FOR ALL NIGHT PARTY: Be at One , Putney and Wimbledon: choose from one of their champagne packages or make


cocktails your choice and party until late in either venue. www.beatone.co.uk/nye


PUBS: The Bull’s Head, Barnes: Head down to Barnes for the Undimished: NYE Extravaganza. www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/london- the-bulls-head/


Surbiton Library, Ewell Road, KT6 6AG


020 8547 5006 www.kingston.gov.uk COMEDY


FRIDAY 16 JANUARY Jim Davidson


Fresh from his triumph on Celebrity Big Brother, the legendary British comedian returns to the stage, telling it ‘like it is’ in Wimbledon.


7.30pm; tickets £23.90-£25.90. New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646 www.atgtickets.com


MONDAY 12 JANUARY


Outside The Box Comedy Club


Make Mondays less moody and get giggly with some comedy from UK and international comedians on the comedy circuit. There may be some big TV names dropping in unannounced.


The Fighting Cocks Pub 56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA


www.outsidetheboxcomedy.co.uk DANCE


SATURDAYS Kizomba Addiction


Start the year with a spring in your step; you’ll have the chance to experience Kizomba and Party classes with G-Soua & DJ KA and dance the night away. Teachers focus on developing strong foundations so you can dance smoothly and elegantly with connection and musicality in every step. Dress to impress with smart, funky and elegant clothes.


8pm/9pm/10; tickets £7/£10. Adulis Restaurant, 44-46 Brixton Road, SW9 6BT 0788647139


www.kizombaaddiction.com


SATURDAY 17 JANUARY Latin & Ballroom Dancing


A social evening of Latin and Ballroom dancing for all dancers. The evening kicks off with a class suitable for both beginners and more experienced dancers and is followed by hours of great music for you to dance the night away.


7pm; tickets £10-£15. The Dance Lab, 63 Upper Richmond Road, East Putney, SW15 2RD 020 8870 6113


www.thedancelabputney.com


FOOD NEW


The Lodge


Step inside a traditional Alpine fare at The Lodge for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a bite to eat and make time to kick off your boots. There are wild brunches, tasty bar snacks and delicious cheeses to choose from; not to forget the toe warming drinks to wash down the treats. Sundays they have ‘slow down Sunday roasts’ for a warming feast to make the weekend.


9 Hildreth Street SW12 9RQ 020 8675 9889


www.jimmyspopup.com/the- lodge-balham


MAGIC


SUNDAY 4 JANUARY The Magic Cavern


London’s most intimate and atmospheric theatre show of traditional grand magic and illusion for the whole family


make its 12th sensational year. Created and presented by Richard Leigh; it has become London’s longest running theatrical magic show. You won’t believe your eyes as you witness the seemingly impossible.


Ongoing; 3pm-4.15pm; tickets £9/£12.


Barons Court Theatre, 28A Comeragh Road, W14 9HR 020 8932 4747


falseimpressions@gmail.com MUSIC


SUNDAY 4 JANUARY Dick Laurie & The Elastic Band


Pop down for a free jazzy lunch, with cheerful mainstream jazz and speak easy. Families welcome and food served from


1-4pm; free admission. The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1EU 020 8780 9383


www.geronimo-inns.co.uk


THURSDAY 8 JANUARY Alan Price


Alan Price is a former member and keyboard player for the 60s group The Animals. The band are most famous for their huge hit House Of The Rising Sun. Alan takes to the stage with many hits making it a night not to miss.


8pm; tickets £15.


The Bulls Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY 020 8876 5241


www.geronimo-inns.co.uk


FRIDAY 9 JANUARY Music and Poetry Workshops


In the lead up to the The Ghazal and Thumri


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